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Radio Free Albemuth (2010)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  27 June 2014 (USA)
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Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where... See full summary »

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Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe) begins to experience strange visions from an entity he calls VALIS that cause him to uproot his family and move to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music company executive. With the help of best friend, science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigam) and a mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette), Nick finds himself drawn into a dangerous political-mystical conspiracy of cosmic proportions. The story is set in an alternate reality America circa 1985 under the authoritarian control of President Fremont, a Nixon-like clone (Scott Wilson). Written by Radio Free LLC

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Rated R for some language, drug use and brief violence
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Colin Farrell was a frequent visitor to the set to visit his friend Shea Whigham during filming. See more »

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An Outstanding Film!
8 July 2014 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Radio Free Albemuth is an outstanding film on many, many levels. The story, the cinematography, the lighting, the sound, and the acting are all far above par. Shea Whigham's performance as Phil was utterly compelling, and so too was the performance of Scott Wilson as President Fremont.

The story itself was prophetic when first written in the 1970's, and now stands as a cautionary tale for our times. It is the story of a democracy slipping into totalitarianism, almost unnoticed by a public driven by fear and distracted the demands of everyday life. In passing, it also well illustrates the logic and practices of police states everywhere.

Radio Free Albemuth rates exceptionally high in terms of its entertainment and educational value. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a compelling and often gripping film experience.

Nine out of 10 stars!!!


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